DailyDirt: Drill, Baby, Drill!

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Hindsight makes it easy to criticize decisions that were made that, in retrospect, seem foolish. The word 'tsunami' was coined by the Japanese, and yet a nuclear power plant apparently wasn't designed to fully withstand one (and an associated earthquake). Lots of folks have asked: "How could they not see this coming?" But it's not that simple, and a nuclear power plant isn't the only energy facility that can devastate the environment. Let's not forget the BP Oil Spill. As a reminder, here are some interesting links about the Gulf of Mexico and the still-unfolding aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Filed Under: bp oil spill, deepwater horizon, dolphins, gulf of mexico, microbial spit
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    Christopher (profile), 17 Mar 2011 @ 8:34am

    The BP spill espouses exactly why we need strict and harsh regulation (including perhaps 2 12 hour inspectors on site 365 a year) on these oil companies who are doing deep-water drilling.

    Yes, it is safe if done ACCORDING TO BEST PRACTICES. However, companies have a history of ignoring best practices in order to try and make a buck.

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